Hiking the Emerald Island: The Beara Way in Southwest Ireland (#2426)

Date and Time

Friday, May 10, 2024 - Sunday, May 19, 2024


Beara Way,


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Join us for eight days of hiking the highlights of Ireland's Beara Way, a magical world of mountains and lakes in southwest Ireland surrounded by a picturesque seacoast. The Beara Way is a long distance walking route around the spectacular Beara Peninsula that stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean. Quite remote, it has remained perhaps the most unspoiled part of Ireland with active fishing villages, bucolic farmlands, and a large concentration of historical and archaeological sites. The main towns along our route are Glengarriff, Castletownbere, Allihies, Eyeries, Kenmare and Killarney where we will dine on local fare and lodge in quaint family run B&Bs. As we meander through the countryside we will visit colorful villages and explore two beautiful islands, Beara and Dursey, the latter of which we will arrive by cable car. We will hike eight consecutive days, averaging ~10 miles/day, surrounded by mountain vistas and beautiful coastal areas. There will be ample opportunity to observe wildlife and enjoy the colorful flora and fauna unique to this region. Included in the trip price: double occupancy lodging, luggage transfer from inn to inn, all breakfasts, 8 dinners, transportation to and from Shannon Airport in Ireland, as well as transportation to planned hikes/trailheads.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $3,650 member / $3,750 non-member

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Beara Way




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Adults (18+)


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Beth Zimmer is an active AMC leader with Adventure Travel and the NH Hiking Committee. She leads hikes in all four seasons and enjoys teaching others about navigation, map reading, and use of hiking apps. She has led Adventure Travel trips to such places as Switzerland/Austria, the Greek Isles, and New Zealand, as well as to some of our National Parks.


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Ann Boland is a four-season hike leader with the AMC-NH chapter. She is an instructor for the chapter's Winter Hiking Series and Cardigan School and a hike leader at AMC's August Camp. She is an avid hiker and has summited the NH48 in each of the four seasons, and the NE67. Ann also enjoys hiking outside of New England and has organized personal trekking trips to Switzerland, Italy, New Zealand, and Nepal, as well as to several national parks in the United States. Ann is WFA and CPR certified.